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Drinking Aloe Vera Gel to Heal Bladder

Updated February 21, 2017

Bladder pain may indicate a bladder infection or injury, or a condition known as interstitial cystitis---a painful bladder condition that can damage the walls of the bladder. Aloe vera gel has been known as a natural remedy for some bladder conditions.

Aloe Vera Properties

Aloe vera gel juice (Aloe barbadensis) soothes the digestive tract, and its anti-inflammatory properties promote healing. Its antibacterial and antiviral properties help it to fight off infection.

Reduces Acidity

Aloe vera gel juice neutralises stomach acid, and it can help to reduce urinary acidity, giving any internal bladder scars a chance to heal.

An Herb for the Bladder

It is commonly indicated for bladder and kidney infections, and it acts as a cleansing agent for the bladder.

Interstitial Cystitis

For interstitial cystitis (IC), aloe vera gel helps to calm some of the symptoms associated with the condition, including burning and pain. Its polysaccharide components help to restore the bladder lining damaged by IC. The bladder lining is also composed of polysaccharides.

Warning

Check the aloe vera gel label for its added ingredients. If it contains citric acid, this may further irritate the bladder. Consult your health care professional before taking aloe vera gel.

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Naima Manal's articles on health, diet, nutrition, alternative medicine, education, parenting, crafts, travel, home and garden and home improvement have appeared on various websites. Manal received her Bachelor of Science in biology/pre-medical studies from Molloy College in 1994 and has been a freelance writer, teacher and homeschooling mom since 1993.